Arbitrator, Mediator or Conciliator Job Description


Responsible for acting as a middleman to resolve disputes and help parties come to a resolution. Helps parties settle disputes out of court.

Primary responsibilities

  • Assist with mediating disputes out of court.
  • Set up appointments for mediation.
  • Conduct first meetings with parties to outline arbitration process.
  • Determine fees and fee schedule.
  • Facilitate open communication between parties.
  • Obtain disputes from the opposing parties.
  • Interview parties to clarify issues and develop a more clear understanding of dispute.
  • Weigh both sides to come to a final and nonbonding decision.
  • Hear arguments for both sides.
  • Offer suggestions or legal advice to resolve disputes.
  • Draw terms of a settlement that are either binding or non-binding.
  • Keep all material and proceedings confidential.
  • Guide parties to a settlement.
  • Prepare documents for parties to sign.
  • Preside over executive minitrials, early neutral evaluations, and summary jury trials.
  • Identify the main issues and explore the possibility of settlement.
  • Assist the parties by indicating procedural recommendations.
  • Explain terms of non-binding or binding verdicts.
  • Analyze evidence and apply relevant laws, regulations, and policies.

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